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Today's News

  • Today in History for October 5th
  • Atomic bomb trigger man dies at 96

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Robert F. Christy, a former California Institute of Technology professor who helped design the trigger mechanism for the atomic bombs used in World War II, died Wednesday. He was 96.

    Christy died of natural causes at his home in Pasadena, surrounded by his family, according to Caltech spokeswoman Deborah Williams-Hedges.

    Christy was one of the early recruits to the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos Laboratory, a U.S. government research project to develop atomic weapons during the war. He was hand-picked to join by his University of California, Berkeley, professor J. Robert Oppenheimer, with whom Christy studied quantum mechanics.

  • LA girls soccer tops La Cueva, 1-0

    A late goal by Allison Rooney following an outstanding run down the length of the field by Catie McDonald gave the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team a big win over the La Cueva Bears.

    McDonald scooped up a pass of a La Cueva corner kick and drove down the right hashmark and took a line drive shot from point-blank range at Bears goalkeeper Sam Johnson. Johnson couldn’t hang on to the shot, which bounced straight to Rooney, crashing in from the left side for a knock-in goal to give the Hilltoppers a 1-0 win at Sullivan Field

    More information on the Hilltoppers’ big win over the Class 5A Bears will be in Friday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • 10 things to know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

    1. SEARCH IS ON FOR MENINGITIS VICTIMS

    Clinics, medical centers around the U.S. rush to contact perhaps thousands of patients who may have received tainted injections for back pain.

    2. WHY SEPT. JOBLESS NUMBERS ARE IN SPOTLIGHT

    One month before the presidential election, the report is likely to influence some undecided voters.

    3. FBI IN LIBYA TO PROBE CONSULATE KILLINGS

    No word on what, if anything, the agents — who waited weeks to access the crime scene — found.

    4. WHAT'S BEHIND SYRIA'S FIGHT WITH TURKEY

    The rebels who are trying to bring down the Syrian government have set up bases just across the border, enraging the Assad regime.

  • Doc: 'Never Seen' Meningitis Outbreak Like This

    A rare meningitis outbreak has infected 35 people in six states, health officials warn. All received steroid injections, a fairly typical treatment. One New York anesthesiologist says "It's the first time I've ever seen anything like this."

  • Bobby Valentine Fired After One Season in Boston
  • Pumpkin splash and Halloween carnival

    Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division Oct. 27 for the pirate-themed Pumpkin splash and Halloween carnival at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. This family event will be from 10 a.m-1 p.m. and includes pirate-themed carnival games, jumping into the pool and finding a pumpkin, decorating the pumpkin and watching pirate movies.
     The cost for the event is $ 7 per person. Sign-up at the aquatic center. The event is limited to 150 participants. For more information, contact the recreation division at 662-8173, visit the website at losalamosnm.us/rec, or email lacrec@lacnm.us.

  • Catch ‘Hugo’ today at MPL

    Another award-winning movie screens this week in the library’s Free Film Series: Martin Scorsese’s PG-rated “Hugo.”
    This is nothing like “The Departed,” “Gangs of New York,” “Goodfellas” or any of the other brilliant, bloody, harrowing films I associate with the longtime director. There’s no need to cover your child’s innocent ears or to avert your own horrified eyes. This one is about magic, family and making dreams — not nightmares — come alive.
    The story is set in Paris during the 1930s, when women wore nice shoes and stockings to train stations and men tucked in their shirts. Hugo, an orphan, lives in the train station. If any of the passersby were to make the unlikely decision to peer through the number four in the big clock, they might see him. Otherwise, he is invisible, like time itself.
    I don’t typically like movies aimed at children. And in the beginning of “Hugo,” I felt bored, as usual, with the simple sentimentality meant to be easy for young brains to grasp.

  • Be There 10-04-12

    Today
    Join the Parent Raising Teen Club from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop. Share your worries and find like-minded parents that can offer support. The group will meet each Thursday evening through Nov. 29. For more information, call Elizabeth Grant at 660-5796.

    The Reel Deal Theater will bring back “The Big Year” for a one-time showing at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children at the door. Proceeds benefit PEEC. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or send email to Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents “Hugo,” at 6:30 p.m.

    The Los Alamos Master Gardener’s meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall. The program, given by the local extension horticulturist Carlos Valdez, will be on “The Fall and Winter Care of Fruits and Vegetables.” The public is invited.

    The League of Women Voters is hosting the first of three League of Women Voters candidate forums will be at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Join the league at 6:30 p.m. to meet the candidates over refreshments. The forum begins at 7 p.m. All the invited candidates have agreed to participate.

    Friday

  • American Legion Hosts Dinner

    The American Legion Post 90 in Los Alamos hosted a dinner Sept. 30 for the participants of the American Legion Boys State/Girls State program earlier this year at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.  The invitees included the families of the participants and the local sponsors of the event. County Council Chair Sharon Stover and Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt also attended.
    The Boys State participants included Conlan McCoy, Benjamin Mitsunaga, Kyle Partin, Cory Geyer and Aaron Roybal. The Girls State participant was Amanda Milligan. Beta Sigma Phi City Council, BPOE 2083 Elks Lodge of Los Alamos, Zia Credit Union and The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club were sponsors.
    Back row, left to right, Vernon Kerr, chairman Boys State Los Alamos; William J. cooper, commander Post 90; Shaughnessy Nadeau, Unit 90 president; Marie Todd, chairwoman Girls State Los Alamos.
    Front row, left to right, Aaron Roybal, Kyle Partin, Cory Geyer, Conlon McCoy, Benjamin Mitsunaga. Not pictured: Girls State participant Amanda Milligan.